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The street remains, but the view has changed dramatically at 6th and Peachtree through the decades. The Peachtree Street corridor in Midtown once hosted streetcars, not to mention on-street parking.

More people discovered more transportation options in Midtown’s network in 2017.

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Closer Look: Response to I-85 Bridge Fire

I-85 Crisis: Midtown Transportation Springs into Action for Commuter Relief

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During evening rush hour on March 30, 2017, a major fire broke out beneath an elevated section of I-85—just north of Midtown Atlanta—causing a 350-foot section of the highway to collapse. The incident impacted travel on parts of the interstate into and out of the City. To minimize impact on Midtown commuters, Midtown Transportation responded rapidly to provide information and services to our member companies. In less than 24 hours, staff created and launched a custom webpage to direct people to resources about taking transit, carpooling, teleworking and more. The outcome? A 23% increase in transit pass sales year to year, with approximately 15% of that growth occurring after the closure.

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Visits to special MidtownATL.com landing page for commuter info in the first 72 hours following the I-85 interstate fire

 

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Meet the commuters featured in our inaugural Go Car-Lite challenge, held in the fall of 2017 to encourage residents and workers to try new travel options and use Midtown’s transportation network to the fullest. Are you ready to Go Car-Lite in 2018?

 

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Midtown commuters representing 60+ organizations that participated in the regional Biketober Challenge that encouraged people to try cycling to work and other destinations

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Average bike trips per day counted on the 10th Street Cycletrack (Jan-Dec 2017)
up 175% compared to 2013 before the cycletrack was completed

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Downloads of the Midtown Transportation Plan from the Midtown Alliance online
Resource Center since the plan was published in February 2017

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